Top 9 luxury hotels in Egypt and Jordan

Top 9 Luxury Hotels in Egypt and Jordan


There’s a lot to love about Egypt and Jordan. Not only are these two countries home to some of the most fascinating ancient temples and stunning natural wonders, they are have some of the most breathtaking and luxurious hotels. From old colonial hotels with a fascinating history to spectacular hotels on the banks of the Nile River, there’s no doubt that you can live like a Pharaoh on your next Egypt holiday.
For an unforgettable holiday, here are our top nine luxurious hotels to stay in during your visit to Egypt and Jordan.

1. The Marriott Mena House Hotel, Giza, Egypt

Nestled in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Marriott Mena House Hotel offers magnificent views of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World from the comfort of your Deluxe Pyramid View Room. As well as drawing the rich and famous here for the last 150 years, the hotel offers prime positioning, just steps away from Egypt’s most popular attractions including the famous pyramids and Sphinx. After a day of wondrous exploration, go for a swim in the heated outdoor pool, stroll through the perfectly manicured gardens, and enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids as part of the exclusive Scenic Sundowners experience.
Marriott Mena House Hotel, Giza, Egypt

2. Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor, Egypt

Take a step back in time when you stay at this colonial period, luxurious Luxor hotel. Built in 1886 by British explorers, the opulent Sofitel Winter Palace is perched on the meandering Nile River, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and ancient temples. Once a winter retreat for the Egyptian Royal Family, as well as other notable guests over the years such as Sir Winston Churchill and Hilary Clinton, it was here that Agatha Christie reputedly wrote her famed 1937 novel Death on the Nile. It wasn’t until George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, known as Lord Carnarvon announced the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen in 1922, that this hotel became one of the most famous in the world. 

Keeping with its colonial charm, each of the elegant rooms are furnished with fine woods and harmonious décor for an impressive night’s sleep. Enjoy an enchanting afternoon tea with spectacular views over the Nile River at the Terrace or end a day of exhilarating exploration with a glass of wine in the Royal Bar whilst listening to the live piano music.
Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor, Egypt

3. Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt

Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf on the edge of the Nubian Desert, this stylish property features sophisticated interiors, Moorish arches, Persian carpets and hand carved furnishings. Proudly located on the banks of the Nile River, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract overlooks Elephantine Island and Khnum Temple.

Dating back to the 19th century, the Old Cataract contains 138 lavish rooms and suites placed across two wings, the historic Palace Wing and contemporary Nile Wing. For the ultimate luxury stay in Egypt, spend a night in the opulent 175 square metre Agatha Christie suite, complete with marble bathroom and separate lounge with large balcony overlooking the Nile. Swim in the sublime outdoor infinity pool, positioned right beside the Nile River, enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace before enjoying exquisite French cuisine, paired with the finest wines at the legendary 1902 restaurant.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt

4. Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, Red Sea, Egypt

Situated in the most spectacular location on the shores of the Red Sea, this luxurious retreat is designed in the style of ancient Moorish fortresses with a landscape of gardens, pools, lagoons and waterfalls. Overlooking one of the finest beaches in Soma Bay, guests can relax in the exclusivity of their own stretch of white sandy beachfront and swim in the crystal clear warm waters. Featuring 325 rooms and suites, relax in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room or play a game of squash or tennis. Dine on fresh seafood specialities at the Al Mar Restaurant & Bar and finish the day with a refreshing cocktail at the Sultan Bar & Lounge. You’ll undoubtedly feel like royalty at this stunning property.
Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, Red Sea, Egypt

5. Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt

Zoological and Botanical Gardens, it’s hard to imagine that you are in the heart of Cairo. However, this prestigious First Place address, puts you in the centre of it all. 

Catch a glimpse of the Great Pyramids from your room and explore nearby attractions including the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum, the Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon. Enjoy your sumptuous and spacious room or suite, swim a few laps in the open-air swimming pool and dine in style at Aura whilst enjoying the wonderful Egyptian hospitality and poolside views of the city.
Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt

6. Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Nile River, Egypt

Step on board the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat III for a five or seven day cruise down the majestic Nile River. Modelled on the opulent era of the 1920s and 1930s, this boutique ship evokes the heyday of Egypt’s past, from the Copper Tray fine-dining restaurant to the Sahara and H. Carter lounges. Relax on the Sun Deck next to the swimming pool and enjoy the sweeping views of ancient monuments and temples as you leisurely drift by. Comprising 18 tastefully appointed cabins with two lavish Royal Suites and two elegant Presidential Suites, enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the spacious surrounds and dine on delicious gourmet dishes carefully prepared by award-winning chefs.
Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Nile River, Egypt

7. Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

If you have ever harboured the secret wish of exploring our neighbouring red planet Mars, then you’ll find nothing more enchanting than sleeping under the starry desert skies of Jordan, in the heart of Wadi Rum’s spectacular desert. You might recognise the dramatic desert landscape from a number of Hollywood blockbuster movies including ‘The Martian’; however, a stay within Sun City Camp is far from your average camping experience. In fact, these air-conditioned ‘Martian’ geodomes are a haven of luxury with private en-suite and clear viewing panels, your window to the desert by day and the bright twinkling stars by night. Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia to marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands and return to the authentic charm and beauty of the simple Bedouin life, with high standard services. 
Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

8. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan 

Situated on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea brings modern design to Jordan, with its spacious, well-appointed rooms offering a serene place to relax after adventures to Petra and Wadi Rum. Appreciate the sweeping views over the Dead Sea from your private balcony, or take in the therapeutic rays of the sun and breathe in the ozone-rich air whilst lounging. Take a refreshing dip in one of the nine outdoor swimming pools, or walk along the private beach with direct access to the Dead Sea. Boasting the largest spa in the Middle East, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa experience. Cleanse your skin with first class treatments combining the rich mineral sea water and famous Dead Sea mud, whilst facilities include a sauna, steam room, hydro-pool, a hamman and Tepidarium heated lounges.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan

9. Fairmont Amman, Amman, Jordan

Situated at a prestigious address in the 5th circle of Amman, the Fairmont Amman is a modern urban oasis. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Amman hills from the elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms, complete with premium amenities.

Relax after a day of exploring in the signature Willow Stream spa and enjoy a diverse range of gastronomical experiences featuring dishes from all over the world from fragrant hot and cold mezze and traditional Jordanian dishes at Nasim to the finest prime cuts of meat at Tsuki.
Fairmont Amman, Amman, Jordan
Enjoy a stay at these 5-star luxurious Egypt and Jordan hotels during the 14 day Egypt in Depth, 19 day Essence of Egypt & Jordan and 21 day Jewels of Egypt & Jordan.
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